Via Edge AI named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Best Inventions of 2019
The world’s first multi-purpose Healthable hearing aid calls attention to the deep connection between hearing health and overall health.
The world’s first Healthable hearing aid
Many people who could benefit from a hearing aid avoid it, fearing it signals infirmity. Starkey Hearing Technologies answers that fear with a device that does more than amplify sound and tone down background noise. Via Edge AI is embedded with sensors and artificial intelligence that allow it to stream music; verbally answer questions like a smart assistant; translate conversations into your language; detect falls (and alert loved ones); measure physical activity; and track how often you talk to other people during the day – useful for elderly users who can become isolated.
Since launching in 2018, “it’s our best-selling product ever,” says Achin Bhowmik, chief technology officer at Starkey, who wears the device even though he doesn’t have hearing loss. “It’s better than normal hearing.” Via Edge AI is available from hearing professionals.
– Mandy Oaklander